Expanding Educational Horizons with a Diverse, Market-Driven Course Offerings
In a strategic move aimed at broadening its educational horizons and catering to a more diverse student base, Shalom IT Center has undergone a transformative rebranding, emerging as the Diakonia Training Institute. This rebranding initiative represents a significant step forward, aligning with the institute’s mission to provide a comprehensive range of high-quality courses to meet the ever-evolving demands of the modern job market.
A New Chapter: Introducing Diakonia Training Institute
The transition from Shalom IT Center to Diakonia Training Institute signifies a pivotal moment in the institute’s history. Ever since it’s inception in 2003, we’ve catered for the academic and professional needs of students in the area of ICT. Diakonia, derived from the Greek word meaning “service” or “ministry,” reflects the institute’s commitment to providing holistic education that serves both individuals and communities.
The decision to rebrand was fueled by a desire to expand the institute’s offerings beyond IT-focused courses, diversifying into a broader spectrum of disciplines. Diakonia Training Institute is now set to offer a wide range of courses across various domains, ensuring students have ample choices to tailor their educational journey to their career aspirations.
A Comprehensive Course Catalog
The Diakonia Training Institute has carefully curated its course catalog to encompass a multitude of fields, responding to the ever-changing job landscape and the skills demanded by the global workforce. The institute now offers courses in the following areas:
- Information Communication Technology (ICT): Building on its legacy, the institute continues to offer basic to advanced ICT courses, incorporating the latest technologies and trends. This includes web and graphic design, programming, Digital marketing, ICDL, Computer Operator (NITA), Certificate and Diploma in ICT (KNEC). This remains a cornerstone of the institute as Kenya strives to invest in STEM to transform the economy.
- Business & Accountancy: Providing courses that equip students with the necessary skills for effective management, entrepreneurship, and business strategy.
- Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy: In response to the market demands, we strive to equip individuals with essential skills and knowledge to excel in the competitive job market of the beauty industry.
- Hospitality and Languages: We train in Hotel and catering, Tourism Management, F&B, Baking and Pastry to equip individuals with essential skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic job market of the hospitality industry. The courses range from short, certificate and diploma levels and examined by NITA and ICM.
- Social Work: This remains a backbone of our college. We nurture leaners to address societal challenges and support individuals, families, and communities in need.
Enhanced Learning Experience
The rebranding initiative is not only about expanding the course offerings but also enhancing the overall learning experience for students. Diakonia Training Institute is continually investing in state-of-the-art facilities, modern classrooms, and cutting-edge technology to create an environment conducive to interactive and engaging learning.
Moreover, the institute is focusing on building a community of learners by fostering networking opportunities, industry partnerships, and mentorship programs. This ensures that students not only acquire knowledge but also gain practical insights and exposure to their chosen fields.
The transformation of Shalom IT Center into Diakonia Training Institute represents a forward-thinking step towards providing a comprehensive and diverse educational experience to students. With a broader course catalog and a renewed commitment to excellence, the institute is well-positioned to empower students and prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.
Diakonia Training Institute’s mission is to nurture future leaders and professionals who embody the spirit of service, innovation, and dedication to their chosen fields. As we embark on this new journey, the institute is set to leave a lasting impact on the educational landscape and the lives of its students.
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